Organized in 1950, Benedict VFD & EMS operates as Charles County Company 5 providing Fire, Rescue & EMS protection.

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FIREMATIC HISTORY

Tanker 5 - 2001 Peterbilt/4 Guys 1000 gpm PTO/3800 gal./200 gal. “B” foam

Command 5 - 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4x4

This rig is equipped with multiple radios (including marine band), an internet accessible laptop and an MSA receiver for viewing images from a thermal imager.

Engine 5-4 - 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty/DPC Emergency Equipment 150 gpm/200 gal.

While as first glance this rig may appear to be just a pick-up with a skid unit, it is highly customized. Originally painted Black, it was repainted (including custom fender flares) to match the color scheme of Benedict’s fleet while the stock wheels and tires were replaced with alloy wheels & Nitto Terra Grappler tires. It is equipped with a front brush guard, 12,000 lb. rated winches (front and rear bumpers) each with 100’ of 3/8” carbon fiber cable, two 150 watt 12 volt quartz lights, a Hale HPX100 pump powered by a Honda 20 HP generator, and a 200’ 3/4” booster reel. The cab was modified with a custom radio console with multiple radios (including marine band), a cellular phone & water tank level indicator as well as a back-up camera wired to a 6.8” wide screen LCD monitor (auto engages when vehicle is in reverse, doubles as a rear view mirror) and two SCBA seats. A crosslay holding 150’ of 1-3/4” attack line, custom diamond plate compartments with rope lighting for securing a chainsaw & forestry packs, custom pull out trays for long handled tools and an LED directional arrow stick (wired to brake lights for use as an auxiliary warning light) round out this impressive rig’s features.

Benedict Vol. Fire Department & EMS

“Proudly Operated by Volunteers”